This is coolbert:
That circumstance everyone has been fearful of has come to pass. THIS HAS THE POTENTIALITY TO BECOME VERY BIG INDEED!!
"Putin calls jet's downing 'stab in the back'; Turkey says warning ignored"
"Istanbul (CNN) One of the world's most volatile regions was roiled further Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane [Su-24 Fencer] near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey said it hit the plane after it violated Turkey's airspace and ignored 10 warnings."
Russian warplane flying a mission over Syria intrudes into Turkish airspace and is shot down. NATO partners of Turkey concur that the Turkish action was appropriate but regrettable.
ALSO ALLEGED THAT A RUSSIAN HELICOPTER ON A SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION ALSO SHOT DOWN BY AN ANTI-TANK MISSILE.
AND PARACHUTING PILOT FROM THE FENCER SHOT AND KILLED FROM GROUND FIRE WHILE IN MID-AIR.
Turkish concerns not merely related to airspace intrusion. Russian warplanes also have been bombing Syrian villages with a predominant Turkomen population?
See previous blog entries regarding the Turkomen and Uighur minorities and their relationship to the Syrian Civil War: